BrooklynFans of Books: Ralph Terry’s Unique Place In Yankees History

Right Down the Middle

Ralph Terry with John Wooley

Mullerhaus Publishing Arts, Inc. – the book is releasing with a hard bound collectors edition,  signed and numbered limited edition.  The total is 338, one for each game Ralph started in MLB. Please follow us on Facebook “RalphTerryBaseball” or order direct a soft bound copy from Amazon.com, Prime. 

 

Ralph Terry, the top right-handed pitcher on the fabled New York Yankees teams of the early 1960s, is known for two big moments at the end of one of their many World Series.

Terry is the only pitcher to throw the final pitch in two World Series Game Sevens. He gave up the game-winning home run to Bill Mazeroski of the Pirates in 1960 and, two years later, he went the distance in the finale against the Giants to help the Yankees win the title, and was only the seventh man in history to win the World Series MVP Award in 1962.

Right Down The Middle is an inspiring story of an 18-year-old rookie from small-town Oklahoma taking the field with the likes of Roger Maris, Mickey Mantle, Yogi Berra, Billy Martin, Whitey Ford, and Moose Skowron while playing on the biggest baseball stage, Yankee Stadium.

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Villanova’s Jay Wright At Big East Media Day

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Jay Wright, the Head Coach of the National Champion Villanova Wildcats, was on hand at Big East Media Day on Tuesday at Madison Square Garden.

Wright spoke to the media about Kris Jenkins’ buzzer beater to win the championship last season and his perspective after it, recruiting Jenkins and Kris Hart, and his philosophy on what type of player he likes at Villanova.

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In Year Two Of Mullin Era, St. John’s Starts Fresh With Ponds & Ahmed

(St. John’s Head Coach Chris Mullin – @StJohnsBball)

The St. John’s Red Storm are ready to put last year behind them and start fresh with highly-touted additions Shamorie Ponds and Bashir Ahmed.

St. John’s Head Coach Chris Mullin will be entering his second season at the helm.

At Big East Media Day on Tuesday at Madison Square  Garden, Mullin said of what he took away from last year, “The whole season was a good learning experience. Obviously, no one likes to lose but when you put the effort in and prepare, you live with the results. I thought our guys did a really good job of that each day and I think that will pay off. When you’re building, it’s not so much about the results. It’s how you handle [the results] and what you do about it.”

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Red Bull Arena To Host Concerts & Live Entertainment

(Photo by Jason Schott)

Red Bull Arena announced today the plan to host concerts and live entertainment events beginning in 2017 at the venue located in Harrison, N.J. The 25,000-seat, two-level stadium is home to the New York Red Bulls of Major League Soccer.

Located just minutes outside of New York City, Red Bull Arena opened in March 2010 and has become one of the most respected venues in the Tri-State Area. Due to the translucent roof to allow for natural light and seats within the bowl covered from precipitation, the venue has been a fan favorite for its comfort with every seat covered from inclement weather.

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BrooklynFans of Books: “Ten Years Later” Shows Anything Is Possible

Ten Years Later 

By Lisa Marie Latino

Long Shot Publishing

We all remember what it was like to get the “save the date” for a high school or college reunion and feeling the pressure to show your classmates how far you’ve come.

Ten Years Later is the debut novel for Lisa Marie Latino, the Executive Producer of Long Shot Productions and the Production Coordinator for New York Giants radio broadcasts.

The book centers around Carla D’Agostino and her friends Dante, Katie, and Andrea, and the year leading up to their 10th anniversary high school reunion.

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NYCFC In Mexico

(NYCFC Head Coach Patrick Vieira leading practice at Estadio Victoria – Photo courtesy NYCFC)

New York City Football Club traveled to Mexico on Thursday, October 6 in anticipation of the Club’s friendly match against Club Necaxa the following night in Aguascalientes at the Estadio Victoria.

Upon arrival, David Villa, Andrea Pirlo and Andoni Iraola joined Marcelo Barovero, Jesus Isijara and Marcos Gonzalez from Club Necaxa at a signing session at the Altaria shopping center.  Over 2,000 fans began lining up early in the morning for the opportunity to meet their favorite players.

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Red Bulls, NYCFC In Race For The Top Spot

(NYCFC’s Jack Harrison dribbles in between Dax McCarty and Sal Zizzo of the Red Bulls earlier this season – USA Today Sports)

The Red Bulls and New York City Football Club are in a battle for the top spot in the Eastern conference with just two games remaining in the regular season.

They have gone back and forth in the battle for East supremacy, such as last weekend when an NYCFC win on Friday night on the road against the Houston Dynamo put them in first, and the Red Bulls answered with a win of their own against the Philadelphia Union to reclaim the top spot.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: “Players” By Matthew Futterman

Players

By Matthew Futterman

Simon & Schuster

People in this day and age are used to seeing Peyton Manning doing advertisements for multiple products while watching a game.

It wasn’t too long ago that athletes were not seen as endorsers, or anything beyond what they did on the field of play.

Matthew Futterman’s Players writes the story of how this changed, and says of the landscape of pro sports up until about 60 years ago, “The story of professional sports in the United States for the first eight decades of the twentieth century is largely one of exploitation. It’s a story of one-sided contracts and lopsided deals in which teams, leagues, national and international sports federations, and countless other moneyed interests who had put themselves into positions of power took advantage of athletes who were some combination of too young, too uninformed, or too uneducated to realize just how they were being used, and too unrepresented to do anything about it.”

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ALDS Start Time Scenarios For Games 4 & 5

(Cleveland’s Andrew Miller and Manager Terry Francona during Game 1 Thursday night – @Indians)

TBS today announced start time scenarios for exclusive American League Division Series (ALDS) Coverage on TBS presented by T-Mobile on Monday, Oct. 10.

If both ALDS extend to a Game 4, the network will televise Texas vs. Toronto at 1 p.m., with pre-game coverage beginning at 12:30 p.m., and Cleveland vs. Boston at 6 p.m. with pre-game coverage at 5:30 p.m. If the Cleveland/Boston series ends in a sweep, the Rangers and Blue Jays will play at 6 p.m., with pre-game coverage at 5:30 p.m.

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Pedro, Sheff, J-Roll On The MLB Postseason

(Jimmy Rollins, Casey Stern, Gary Sheffield, and Pedro Martinez on the set – Courtesy Turner Sports)

Major League Baseball legends Pedro Martinez, Gary Sheffield, and Jimmy Rollins will be in the studio, along with host Casey Stern, for MLB on TBS’ Postseason coverage.

TBS will be the exclusive home of the American League throughout the 2016 MLB Postseason.

The network’s exclusive American League Division Series (ALDS) Coverage on TBS presented by T-Mobile will begin Thursday, October 6, at 4 p.m., with MLB Postseason Pre-Game on TBS presented by the All-New Chrysler Pacifica.  At 4:30 p.m., the No. 1 seeded Texas Rangers with aces Cole Hamels and Yu Darvish will host the Toronto Blue Jays, who beat the Baltimore Orioles in the A.L. Wild Card Game, followed by Boston Red Sox, featuring AL MVP candidate Mookie Betts and slugger David Ortiz opening their series on the road against 2014 AL Cy Young Award Winner Corey Kluber, second-year standout shortstop Francisco Lindor and the Cleveland Indians at 8 p.m.

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